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Write Answers is brought to you by the Ohio Writing Project. This podcast is for writers, teachers, and teachers who teach writers. In each episode we pitch the biggest questions in the field to the smartest people in the field.

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Write Answers is brought to you by the Ohio Writing Project. This podcast is for writers, teachers, and teachers who teach writers. In each episode we pitch the biggest questions in the field to the smartest people in the field.

    Will A.I. Make Writing as Easy as Using a Stapler? (A Conversation with TJ Wilson)

    Will A.I. Make Writing as Easy as Using a Stapler? (A Conversation with TJ Wilson)

    Artificial Intelligence models can now write a nearly flawless 5-paragraph essay, and educators everywhere are worried about how this could affect the profession. In addition to producing essays, people can use AI models, such as ChatGPT, to write poetry, lesson plans, and even podcast intros-–as you’ll soon find out.

    In this episode, Noah talks to TJ Wilson about his recent blog post, from which we cribbed our episode's title. In this conversation, they get into whether AI should worry Language Arts teachers. They also discuss how the current AI controversy should encourage us rethink how and why we teach Writing.

    Check out TJ’s blog: https://thomasjosephwilson.com/
    Follow TJ on Twitter: @wilsonthomasjoseph
    Follow TJ on Mastodon: @TJWilson@universeodon.com

    If you have an interesting way that you teach students to engage in a more authentic writing process, we’d love to hear from you. Reach out to Noah at noah.waspe@gmail.com

    Looking for a quick and easy writing invitation for your students...or yourself? Follow us on Instagram @owpmu

    Find Noah on Twitter: @MrWteach
    Find OWP on Twitter: @owpmu

    The Ohio Writing Project specializes in professional development for teachers. OWP does on-site PD with schools as well as virtual, hybrid, and in-person courses teachers can take for college + CEU credit.

    The Ohio Writing Project also features a masters degree program for teachers through Miami University. Featuring the renowned “4-Week”, the OWP’s Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is both practical and transformational.

    Learn more about the Ohio Writing Project + Programming: http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/english/academics/graduate-studies/ohio-writing-project/

    GET INVOLVED! Want to be kept in the loop for future OWP events? Email us here: ohiowritingproject@MiamiOH.edu

    • 27 min
    Modeling (The Joy of) Writing for Students: an interview with Tim Reisert

    Modeling (The Joy of) Writing for Students: an interview with Tim Reisert

    In this episode of Write Answers, we talk to Tim Reisert about the confluence between his loves of music, writing, and teaching. Tim was recently signed to Sofa Burn Records, and he has an album coming out in January, 2023 (available now for pre-order). This conversation is all about how we can leverage our own writing lives into meaningful classroom instruction. Tim and Noah get into all kinds of other things as well, ranging from mentor texts to John Hattie and teacher credibility. Of course, they also talk music. As a special treat, Tim even performs the single, “Grand Prairie,” from his upcoming album!

    Follow Tim Reisert on Instagram: @timreisert
    Check out the single from the upcoming album now at https://timreisert.bandcamp.com or at sofaburn.com (@sofaburn_records)

    Follow Noah on Twitter: @MrWteach

    Follow OWP on Twitter and Instagram: @owpmu

    The Ohio Writing Project specializes in professional development for teachers. OWP does on-site PD with schools as well as virtual, hybrid, and in-person courses teachers can take for college + CEU credit.

    The Ohio Writing Project also features a masters degree program for teachers through Miami University. Featuring the renowned “4-Week”, the OWP’s Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is both practical and transformational.


    Learn more about the Ohio Writing Project + Programming: http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/english/academics/graduate-studies/ohio-writing-project/

    GET INVOLVED! Want to be kept in the loop for future OWP events? Email us here: ohiowritingproject@MiamiOH.edu


    Submit a poem to be featured on a future episode: noah.waspe@gmail.com
    Do you have an share-worthy teaching practice? Do you know someone else who fits the bill? Email Noah at the address above--we are always looking for great educators to interview for the podcast.

    • 54 min
    Teaching Meaningful Revision with Abbie Rudibaugh

    Teaching Meaningful Revision with Abbie Rudibaugh

    In this episode of Write Answers, we talk to Abbie Rudibaugh about teaching students a more meaningful way to approach revision. Abbie has slowed the pace of her Writing units to introduce students to revision strategies that real authors use. In this strategy-packed conversation, Abbie explains the way she lays out revision processes for each piece of writing her students complete–and where she has students go with their revision work by the end of the school year.

    If you have an interesting way that you teach students to engage in a more authentic writing process, we’d love to hear from you. Reach out to Noah at noah.waspe@gmail.com

    Looking for a quick and easy writing invitation for your students...or yourself? Follow us on Instagram @owpmu

    Find Noah on Twitter: @MrWteach
    Find OWP on Twitter: @owpmu

    The Ohio Writing Project specializes in professional development for teachers. OWP does on-site PD with schools as well as virtual, hybrid, and in-person courses teachers can take for college + CEU credit.

    The Ohio Writing Project also features a masters degree program for teachers through Miami University. Featuring the renowned “4-Week”, the OWP’s Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is both practical and transformational.

    Learn more about the Ohio Writing Project + Programming: http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/english/academics/graduate-studies/ohio-writing-project/

    GET INVOLVED! Want to be kept in the loop for future OWP events? Email us here: ohiowritingproject@MiamiOH.edu

    • 28 min
    Making Writing Instruction More Like...Actual Writing

    Making Writing Instruction More Like...Actual Writing

    In this episode of Write Answers, we talk to Betsy Woods, Erin Vore, Ben Vore, and TJ Wilson about how being writers informs the way they teach Writing.

    Find today’s guests on Twitter: @BetsyLWoods @erinbeersvore @voreben @mrtjwilson

    If this episode’s conversation sparked a teaching idea–or if you are already working on ways to make Writing instruction more authentic to the process, we’d love to hear from you. DM Noah on Twitter @MrWteach or reach out via email: noah.waspe@gmail.com

    Find OWP on Twitter: @owpmu

    Looking for a quick and easy writing invitation for your students...or yourself? Follow us on Instagram @owpmu

    The Ohio Writing Project specializes in professional development for teachers. OWP does on-site PD with schools as well as virtual, hybrid, and in-person courses teachers can take for college + CEU credit.

    The Ohio Writing Project also features a masters degree program for teachers through Miami University. Featuring the renowned “4-Week”, the OWP’s Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is both practical and transformational.


    Learn more about the Ohio Writing Project + Programming: http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/english/academics/graduate-studies/ohio-writing-project/

    GET INVOLVED! Want to be kept in the loop for future OWP events? Email us here: ohiowritingproject@MiamiOH.edu

    • 35 min
    Literacy Strategies to Improve Student Engagement with Cris Tovani

    Literacy Strategies to Improve Student Engagement with Cris Tovani

    In this episode of Write Answers, we talk to Cris Tovani about ways of thinking and tools teachers can use to improve student engagement!

    Check out Cris Tovani’s newest book, Why Do I Have to Read This: Literacy Strategies to Engage Our Most Reluctant Students at https://www.stenhouse.com/content/why-do-i-have-to-read-this


    The Ohio Writing Project specializes in professional development for teachers. OWP does on-site PD with schools as well as virtual, hybrid, and in-person courses teachers can take for college + CEU credit.
    Learn more about OWP’s upcoming Credit Workshops: https://www.miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/english/academics/graduate-studies/ohio-writing-project/credit-workshops/index.html?_ga=2.77005781.1786759835.1660330958-1027542627.1660330958

    The Ohio Writing Project also features a masters degree program for teachers through Miami University. Featuring the renowned “4-Week”, the OWP’s Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is both practical and transformational.
    Learn more about OWP’s Master’s Degree Program: https://www.miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/english/academics/graduate-studies/ohio-writing-project/teaching/index.html

    Learn more about the Ohio Writing Project + Programming: http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/english/academics/graduate-studies/ohio-writing-project/

    GET INVOLVED! Want to be kept in the loop for future OWP events? Email us here: ohiowritingproject@MiamiOH.edu

    Looking for a quick and easy writing invitation for your students...or yourself?
    Follow us on Instagram @owpmu

    Find Cris Tovani on Twitter: @ctovani

    Find Noah on Twitter: @MrWteach
    Find OWP on Twitter: @owpmu

    • 35 min
    Author Laura Van Prooyen on Writing and Teaching Poetry

    Author Laura Van Prooyen on Writing and Teaching Poetry

    In this episode of Writer Answers, we talk to poet Laura Van Prooyen about writing, teaching writing, and what went into her newest book, Frances of the Wider Field (Next Page Press).

    Find Laura Van Prooyen on Twitter: @lauravanprooyen
    Find Laura’s work: https://lauravanprooyen.com
    Check out Laura’s publishing press: https://nextpage-press.com/
    See Laura perform a reading in person at Miami University’s low residency MFA celebration: https://events.miamioh.edu/event/mfa_summer_residency_readings_and_talks

    Learn more about the Ohio Writing Project + Programming: http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/english/academics/graduate-studies/ohio-writing-project/

    GET INVOLVED! Want to be kept in the loop for future OWP events? Email us here: ohiowritingproject@MiamiOH.edu

    Looking for a quick and easy writing invitation for your students...or yourself? Follow us on Instagram @owpmu

    Find Noah on Twitter: @MrWteach
    Find OWP on Twitter: @owpmu

    The Ohio Writing Project specializes in professional development for teachers. OWP does on-site PD with schools as well as virtual, hybrid, and in-person courses teachers can take for college + CEU credit.

    The Ohio Writing Project also features a masters degree program for teachers through Miami University. Featuring the renowned “4-Week”, the OWP’s Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is both practical and transformational.

    • 51 min

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11 Ratings

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Mr Waspe is the best teacher in the entire world. Love hearing his voice again😂😂

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Awesome, insightful & practical teaching tips!

I love this podcast as host Noah Waspe interviews some of the biggest names in education right now and always asks great questions that lead to such insightful and practical teaching practices. It’s a must listen!

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